Resources for Writers
Writing Center Resources
- Need a definition? Look up words online at dictionary.com.
- Need a synonym? Try this online version of Roget’s Thesaurus.
- Need a rhyme? Head to the Rhyme Zone.
- Need help with grammar or mechanics? Go to Purdue’s Online Writing Lab for handouts on a variety of helpful topics.
- Need help finding sources? Roanoke's library can help.
- Need advice on evaluating web sources? Check out one of these sites:
- Need citation or format help? Try one or more of the following:
Online Writing Centers
- Purdue’s OWL--Purdue’s Online Writing Lab celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2005, and it is the best of the best. A comprehensive site, it offers online tutorials on a wide variety of writing-related subjects.
Writing Center Organizations
- Southeastern Writing Centers Association - The SWCA is the regional writing center organization for writing centers in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Tennessee and Alabama. It hosts annual conferences and publishes Southern Discourse.
- International Writing Centers Association - The International Writing Centers Association sponsors conferences for writing center professionals every year as well as several writing center publications. It contains great resources for tutors, as well as a page of useful links for writers.